Another school year is almost here–my second as an Assistant Professor at Keene State College. The summer was a time to decompress but also continue to advance, and in some cases complete, projects for the Tate, Art History, Sculpture Journal, History of Photography, a co-edited volume on postwar Italian art/art history, and a large-scale exhibition on Harry Bertoia at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas that I will be co-curating–all of which, I will properly announce on this website as they each progress. The most satisfying part of the summer, however, was definitely fleshing out the framework of my new project, The Space Between: American Sculpture and Architecture at Midcentury, which will examine the role played by sculpture in significant architectural projects from c. 1954-1964. The book will focus on the work of Bertoia, Richard Lippold, and Isamu Noguchi along with architects including Gordon Bunshaft, Walter Gropius, and Eero Saarinen.
Wishing everyone a happy and productive 2015-16 academic year!